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  1. nevermoor nevermoor Aug 16,2012 9:10 am

    Ryan hops aboard the Mitt Romney both-sides-of-every-issue train.

    The Wisconsin congressman’s effective walk-back complicates his budget math by rescinding $716 billion that he hoped to use to fund large tax cuts in his blueprint.

    "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
  2. nevermoor nevermoor Aug 16,2012 9:13 am

    A good day.

    Media reports said thousands of people were applying around the nation for the new status, which is modeled after the DREAM Act legislation debated in Congress.

    "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
  3. Englishmajor Englishmajor Aug 16,2012 9:14 am

    Sports reporters who have actually played a sport are generally respected for that. Political reporters who have worked on a campaign or for a public officeholder have to work hard to overcome the stigma.

    • Englishmajor Englishmajor Aug 16,2012 7:57 pm || Up

      Also, the norms in most large “mainstream media”: it’s okay for anyone in the newsroom except the sports team’s beat reporter to wear a team cap or have a team bumper sticker. It’s not okay for anyone, no matter how little connection to political coverage they have, to contribute the price of a baseball cap to a political party or have a candidate’s bumper sticker.

      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 16,2012 7:59 pm || Up

        Good point.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  4. Future Ed Future Ed Aug 16,2012 9:15 am

    So, I am home, yet my luggage is not. Including my comuter.

    SLF is home, so is her luggage.

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 16,2012 10:09 am || Up

      Suspicious last name = TSA quagmire?

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 16,2012 10:14 am || Up

        i have had less problems since about 2003. before 9/11 I made sure to shave before I flew. in 2002 I was regularly randomly taken out of line. A worker said it was because of the way my ticket was bought. when I told him that makes it not random, he stopped talking to me.

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 16,2012 10:17 am || Up

          You know, I don’t have any of the ethnic characteristics that would make me profiled, but from 2001-2005 or so I noticed that I always seemed to get pulled for extra screening when I hadn’t shaved. It was too small a sample to know whether it was coincidence, but I fell into the habit of always shaving before a trip and the extra attention stopped.

          • dmoas Aug 16,2012 10:27 am || Up

            Funny. The few times I’ve not shaved, I’ve rarely been pulled out. I guess I just have one of those innocent faces.

        • ozzman99 Aug 16,2012 10:46 am || Up

          Fron ’01 to ’09, I was randomly selected literally every single time I flew, which was probably around 18-20 round trips.

        • witchy whimsical witch Aug 16,2012 12:48 pm || Up

          from 2001 until 2005, i was always pulled out for the “random search.” this was when my hair was still blonde and i looked respectable. ;) i always carried a black llbean courier bag then. as soon as i stopped bringing that bag, i stopped getting searched.

          • ozzman99 Aug 16,2012 1:37 pm || Up

            So LL Bean has ties to terrorism… good to know!

            • witchy whimsical witch Aug 16,2012 1:50 pm || Up

              i mean, i’m not even sure it was the bag, but that was the only variable that has changed. i’ve asked several TSA people about it over the years, but they’ve all told me that they aren’t allowed to say.

              • ozzman99 Aug 16,2012 5:34 pm || Up

                So El Al Bean and their terrorist activity are top secret?

        • elcroata elcroata Aug 17,2012 12:51 am || Up

          so was I. including one time when they obviously forgot to mark something on my boarding pass after the search which led to the following interaction at the boarding gate:
          – Excuse me, Sir, how did you enter the airport?
          – Mmm, through the door?
          – Sir, you had been selected for a random screening, but for some reason the officers neglected to do so
          – What? I was screened just 20 minutes ago
          – Sir, I will need you to step aside
          {stops the boarding, walks back to the counter, and speaks into the public announcements system}
          – We have a security issue at gate 43, I repeat, we have a security issue at gate 43

          So the authorities came over to the boarding gate with a screen and searched me again right there, which caused 20 minutes take-off delay and numerous friendly smiles when I finally boarded

          All I can say about stats is… SCOTT BROSIUS!!
    • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 16,2012 2:23 pm || Up

      so, luggage is back. Most unofficial delivery person ever.

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 16,2012 2:45 pm || Up

        Found Bags, Inc.?

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
        • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 16,2012 3:22 pm || Up

          a friend is a special agent. For about a year before he was hired, about 2/3s of all the packages mailed to him cam with a note “Item fell open at the post office and was resealed.”

          I have $5. No I don\'t.
  5. Future Ed Future Ed Aug 16,2012 9:20 am

    what i want to ask sports reporters is, why they don[t spend time understanding the advances in analysis since obviously the front offices they cover do.

    Is it too much to ask that SuSlu not cite CERA?

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • 5Aces 5Aces Aug 16,2012 9:31 am || Up

      You mispelled it.

      Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  6. MikeV MikeV Aug 16,2012 10:42 am

    Awesome.

    And I have to say: mikev is one of my favorite people on here -slusser.

    Thanks, and go As.

  7. doctorK doctorK Aug 16,2012 10:46 am

    Get into position to make a call at the plate? That’s a boot to the head.

  8. andeux andeux Aug 16,2012 10:59 am
    TINSTAAFK
    • beebo beebo Aug 16,2012 11:15 am || Up

      Computer duster?? Good lord.

      • AV AV Aug 16,2012 11:39 am || Up

        government warning: cocaine will make you see jet skis!

        *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
    • ptbnl Aug 16,2012 11:41 am || Up

      Pruno!

      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
      • beebo beebo Aug 16,2012 11:55 am || Up

        I know this reveals that I’m a total square, but I have no idea what most of that stuff is on the list.

  9. AV AV Aug 16,2012 11:33 am

    intersection of sports and really decent filmmaking. 30 for 30 on instant has been veddy veddy good to me. some of these documentaries take a great angle and explore connections between sport and political culture (the two escobars, fernando mania) or go deeper into stuff you really do want to find out every nasty detail about (catching hell, without bias). but last night i was up way past my bedtime because i started june 17, 1994 a little late and couldn’t put it down. absolutely brilliant film, a note-perfect symphony (though the music they put over it, not so perfect, and i wish there was a musicless dry version available), all original footage, no external narration, some convenient editing, it does so much to connect sports, emotions, murder and how it’s all approached by the media/our society. it’s the kind of film that makes me want to buy a projector and wallpaper my livingroom with it on permanent loop.

    *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
    • sslinger Aug 16,2012 6:54 pm || Up

      Por favor some splaining: What is 30 for 30? On instant? What happened 6/17/94?

      • AV AV Aug 16,2012 6:59 pm || Up

        netflix instant has available some episodes of an espn series called 30 for 30. june 17, 1994 is the name of one of them, in which they detail sports news from the day as shown on TV live that day, including arnold palmer’s last masters, jr’s 30th HR of the season, a game of the NBA finals, the opener of the soccer world cup held in the US, and, oh yeah, that’s right, nearly forgot, OJ’s low-speed getaway on the white bronco.

        *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
        • sslinger Aug 16,2012 7:02 pm || Up

          Nice, thanks.

        • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 16,2012 7:15 pm || Up

          we had a party that day. I lived on Barrington in LA, about two miles from OJ’s Brentwood place.

          I was calling friends in OC to give them directions when the helicopter armada flew above. I told whatever friend on the phone to just follow the choppers.

          I have $5. No I don\'t.
          • AV AV Aug 16,2012 7:22 pm || Up

            i missed it completely. i was in argentina for a few months and they didn’t give a fig. i heard about kobain’s death on spanish MTV that same trip though.

            *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
            • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 16,2012 7:26 pm || Up

              I heard about it from some hippy in line at the santa monica Salvation army.

              SHe told us she thought it was so sad about Kurt. Not really caring about Nirvana since about 1991, I wondered how she knew my friend Kurt, and how she knew I knew Kurt, and what happened to my friend Kurt that was so sad.

              KXLU informed us on the ride home, and we all laughed because none of us figured it out.

              I have $5. No I don\'t.
              • AV AV Aug 16,2012 7:33 pm || Up

                i was pretty shocked. but the interviews of the kids putting flowers lighting candles did have comic value.

                *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
                • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 16,2012 7:44 pm || Up

                  it was worse seeing the flowers by the viper room after river phoenix died. At least Cobain has a disease that killed him, not some stupid holloween “hey lets do a bunch of drugs!!”

                  I have $5. No I don\'t.
                • Kay Temple Kirk SPWC Aug 16,2012 7:50 pm || Up

                  Celiac disease is a bitch.

                  \"Weren\'t you already aware the Kay is already writing everyone\'s story? We\'re all just characters who believe we are real. Things make more sense now, don\'t they. Be honest.\"- DMOAS
                • AV AV Aug 16,2012 7:56 pm || Up

                  now that, i’ve heard courtney called.

                  *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
                • AV AV Aug 16,2012 7:53 pm || Up

                  huh. i’d never heard courtney called that. i don’t disagree though.

                  *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
                • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 16,2012 8:01 pm || Up

                  priorto his death, Mary Lou Lord, Kurts pre Courtney girlfriend stayed with us.

                  She had no nice things to say upon seeing a hole 7″ in somebody’s pile of records

                  I have $5. No I don\'t.
                • andeux andeux Aug 16,2012 8:04 pm || Up

                  Mary Lou Lord was one of the local street musicians when I was a college student Back East.

                  TINSTAAFK
                • Kay Temple Kirk SPWC Aug 17,2012 6:53 am || Up

                  I remember seeing her on Conan O’Brien in 1993 or 4.

                  \"Weren\'t you already aware the Kay is already writing everyone\'s story? We\'re all just characters who believe we are real. Things make more sense now, don\'t they. Be honest.\"- DMOAS
  10. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 16,2012 11:37 am

    I think if you ask professional journalists about the above take on sports reporters, you’d get a very different answer. I once asked my sister-in-law, a former senior editor of the Denver Post, about Woody Paige, and she just laughed and laughed before saying she had no comment.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  11. AV AV Aug 16,2012 12:14 pm

    where’s KK from? for some reason (it’s a weak reason, because i fancy that he likes the indians from his apparent love for saying “the tribe”) i thought he was from ohius or about. but the other day, commenting on the high sky at the coliseum, he mentioned that he used to come to see the A’s before he became a broadcaster, made it sound as if he was a regular even. is he from around here?

    *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
    • PDXAthleticsfan PDXAthleticsfan Aug 16,2012 12:19 pm || Up
      A soliloquy of fresh-sounding ideas which would probably be disastrous.
      • AV AV Aug 16,2012 12:24 pm || Up

        funny. i googled KK and passed on that one page because i figured the organization wouldn’t say anything useful!

        thanks.

        *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
        • AV AV Aug 16,2012 12:25 pm || Up

          come to think of it, he does apparently like to say gaucho too.

          *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
          • AV AV Aug 16,2012 12:28 pm || Up

            verdugo hills, what an unpleasant name.

            *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
          • batgirl batgirl Aug 16,2012 1:40 pm || Up

            So where did he get the pronunciation of “Mun-treal,” I wonder?

            • nevermoor nevermoor Aug 16,2012 3:07 pm || Up

              I think that’s actually authentic.

              "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
              • AV AV Aug 16,2012 3:16 pm || Up

                what’s the regionalism for mun-treal?

                *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
                • nevermoor nevermoor Aug 16,2012 4:30 pm || Up

                  Not sure I understand the question.

                  "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
                • andeux andeux Aug 16,2012 4:41 pm || Up

                  I believe that’s how anglophone canucks pronounce it.

                  TINSTAAFK
                • AV AV Aug 16,2012 6:11 pm || Up

                  ah.

                  *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
                • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 16,2012 6:58 pm || Up

                  You can believe andeux, he’s nearly Canadian.

                  "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
            • brian.only Aug 16,2012 6:42 pm || Up

              Thats how its pronounced.

    • Soaker gonealookin Aug 16,2012 2:43 pm || Up

      He has often mentioned seeing the Angels in their 1961 expansion year season at old Wrigley Field in L.A. If he graduated from UCSB in 1975 he must have been around 8 at the time.

      Apparently after college he lived in the Bay Area and when he decided to become a baseball broadcaster he hung out in the Coliseum bleachers practicing by talking into his cassette recorder. Jon Miller did the same thing a few years earlier and Charlie O. and Monte Moore were impressed enough that they hired Miller without any professional broadcasting experience. (Doesn’t Miller also say Mun-treal? I sense some emulation.)

      • AV AV Aug 16,2012 3:18 pm || Up

        ah, there’s the oakland connection.

        *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  12. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 16,2012 12:18 pm
  13. AV AV Aug 16,2012 1:03 pm

    mancityball. and over at sbn soccer comments, it’s touching and cute to watch the stats can’t see certain things that scouts can argument peek at the world with newborn eyes again.

    *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  14. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 16,2012 2:20 pm

    About to interview someone for a job. Just noticed he has a somewhat embarrassing, though fairly subtle, error on his resume. Resume has probably already been given to dozens of prospective employers, some of whom surely will have noticed it. Tell him?

      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 16,2012 2:23 pm || Up

        Damn. I don’t want to destroy his confidence.

        • Jennifer Jennifer Aug 16,2012 2:32 pm || Up

          Tell him when it’s over.

          • 5Aces 5Aces Aug 16,2012 3:55 pm || Up

            This, if you tell him he should not mention his experience as an “anal-ist” and instead that as a “Analyst” it could throw him off…

            Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
            • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 16,2012 4:03 pm || Up

              he was the first ever Analrapist.

              I have $5. No I don\'t.
        • dmoas Aug 16,2012 2:34 pm || Up

          Do it at the beginning, be nice about it in a sort of “hey, we still called you in to interview” sort of way. And it’s easily part of your test to see how well he handles it.

          • nevermoor nevermoor Aug 16,2012 3:07 pm || Up

            Agreed. Plus, he’ll probably send it to more people later.

            "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
            • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 16,2012 3:15 pm || Up

              I slipped it into the conversation as non-threateningly as I could. Unfortunately, his response wasn’t “whoops, typo.” It was “I think what I wrote is right.” At least he’ll change it going forward, I hope.

              • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 16,2012 3:25 pm || Up

                Wow. sorry about not getting the job, bub. good luck with the resume

                I have $5. No I don\'t.
                • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 16,2012 3:29 pm || Up

                  Yeah. And this wasn’t a misspelling or grammar error. This was a substantive oops. I hope someone overlooks it, because he’s otherwise a strong candidate.

                • James V. JamesV Aug 16,2012 3:31 pm || Up

                  So what was it?

                • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 16,2012 3:41 pm || Up

                  he wanted to point out that he was a great AND cunning linguist

                  I have $5. No I don\'t.
                • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 16,2012 4:01 pm || Up

                  I wish I could say, but I can’t. Something like describing yourself as having done extensive study of the cultures and politics of South America, but confusing Uruguay with Paraguay. And the distinction between those two countries is highly relevant to the job you’re applying for.

                • beebo beebo Aug 16,2012 6:59 pm || Up

                  Um, that’s bad. And getting defensive when a potential employer points that out is a dumb move.

                • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 16,2012 7:20 pm || Up

                  Not so much defensive as…confused.

                • beebo beebo Aug 16,2012 7:22 pm || Up

                  Good grief!

                • ozzman99 Aug 17,2012 8:37 am || Up

                  If it’s not ‘Mare-cuh, it’s all the same. Right?

    • AV AV Aug 16,2012 3:20 pm || Up

      dammit. did i write “attention to derails” again?

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  15. MikeV MikeV Aug 16,2012 2:38 pm

    last 2 days of wall posts on 95.7’s FB Timeline thingy:

    20 minutes ago: Melky Cabrera
    1 hour ago: Melky Cabrera
    3 hours ago: Melky Cabrera
    6 hours ago: Melky Cabrera
    23 hours ago: King Felix Perfect Game
    Yesterday: Melky Cabrera
    Yesterday: Melky Cabrera
    Yesterday: Melky Cabrera
    Yesterday: Giants v. Strasburg

    And I have to say: mikev is one of my favorite people on here -slusser.

    Thanks, and go As.

    • AV AV Aug 16,2012 3:29 pm || Up

      your choices as i see them:

      a) unfriend/unlike/stop paying attention

      b) orchestrate a commentbomb campaign where every time they post something not about the A’s you and a bunch of A’s fans write about the A’s with things that can’t be argued about, simple facts. not mean, not unfriendly, just facts that ignore what they’re talking about. “how do fans feel about old melk?” gets 50 comments anywhere from “in 2008 buck was put on the DL with shin splints” to “cespedes is sitting at .301”

      b seems like a lot of work for you, but i’m in. on the other hand, i wouldn’t blame you if you go with a.

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 16,2012 3:31 pm || Up

      I find their lack of attention the whassamattawithtimmay issue troubling.

      • ptbnl Aug 16,2012 3:46 pm || Up

        Every entry about Melky should be bombed with “But what about Timmeh” comments, and every entry about Timmeh should be bombed with “But what about Melky” comments.

        If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
        • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 16,2012 3:50 pm || Up

          that would be funny, but I am not going to connect my account to their page

          I have $5. No I don\'t.
        • AV AV Aug 16,2012 3:51 pm || Up

          yeah but… giants fans would never, ever get it.

          *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
          • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 16,2012 3:55 pm || Up

            What if you could communicate it through pictures of funny hats?

        • 5Aces 5Aces Aug 16,2012 3:57 pm || Up

          I like this with a combo of AV’s ‘b” above.
          “Did you know former A’s slugger Frank Thomas has his own beer? But really…WHATS TEH MATTER WITH TIMMEH??!!11!?”

          Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
        • brian.only Aug 16,2012 6:43 pm || Up

          Swoon

    • oblique Aug 16,2012 7:25 pm || Up

      Their last post exclusively about the A’s was on August 9.

      • ptbnl Aug 16,2012 7:30 pm || Up

        Flagship station.

        If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
        • oblique Aug 16,2012 7:37 pm || Up

      • Englishmajor Englishmajor Aug 16,2012 7:39 pm || Up

        I’n happy to have them post about Melky all day, every day for the rest of the season. Besides, when they have a topic about the A’s there’s usually a factual error or a faulty assumption, or some of both.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 16,2012 8:02 pm || Up

      95.7’s lack of strong flagshippery does really suck, no doubt. That said, though, they are by far the best lead station the A’s have had in a long time, both in breadth of coverage and strength of signal. By far.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • AV AV Aug 16,2012 8:05 pm || Up

        i miss accidentally pushing the button at the wrong time of day and getting an earful of oldies.

        *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
        • Englishmajor Englishmajor Aug 16,2012 8:08 pm || Up

          I don’t miss turning on the car the morning after a night game and hearing “Thus……….saith…….the LORD.”

          • lenscrafters Aug 16,2012 8:16 pm || Up

            I don’t miss not being able to actually hear a night game.

            • Kay Temple Kirk SPWC Aug 17,2012 6:55 am || Up

              I do.

              The Sacramento affiliates are spotty at best.

              \"Weren\'t you already aware the Kay is already writing everyone\'s story? We\'re all just characters who believe we are real. Things make more sense now, don\'t they. Be honest.\"- DMOAS
        • Soaker gonealookin Aug 16,2012 8:08 pm || Up

          …or the Michael Savage Show.

          • AV AV Aug 16,2012 8:10 pm || Up

            oh yeah, that was horrible. but i think i’m talking about a happier time before that era even.

            *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
        • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 16,2012 8:13 pm || Up

          it was no accident when I pushe that buton

          I have $5. No I don\'t.
  16. MikeV MikeV Aug 16,2012 3:50 pm
    And I have to say: mikev is one of my favorite people on here -slusser.

    Thanks, and go As.

  17. Englishmajor Englishmajor Aug 16,2012 4:14 pm

    Yay, my Two Distinct Options In Which To Invest In The A’s Journey To A Fifth World Series Title In Oakland arrived!

    • nevermoor nevermoor Aug 16,2012 4:32 pm || Up

      I wonder if that means I’ll get mine.

      "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
      • Englishmajor Englishmajor Aug 16,2012 4:37 pm || Up

        We have the option of buying a postseason parking pass for $223, but for whatever reason they’re only allowing those people to park in Lot C. That’s not our usual spot and I don’t like change!

        • dmoas Aug 16,2012 4:41 pm || Up

          $223 to park in the post season (assuming there is one)? That’s ridiculous.

          • Englishmajor Englishmajor Aug 16,2012 4:53 pm || Up

            For 11 games. So that’s $20.25 a game, not really a bad deal. Probably the best thing to do is to carpool from the FKers who live nearby.

            • dmoas Aug 16,2012 4:59 pm || Up

              That’s a ridiculous price for parking anywhere. I’d totally BART it over that. And that’s all assuming they get all 11 games, I’d hope they’d have a game-by-game refund.

              • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 16,2012 5:03 pm || Up

                if by refund you mean credit towards your next season tickets, sure

                I have $5. No I don\'t.
                • wacchampions Aug 17,2012 2:46 am || Up

                  I am still wondering what happens if there is an A’s-Raiders conflict during the playoffs, I asked someone at the A’s and they said that they were not sure what happens. Yes, I know it is a crazy longshot, but there is one possible conflict on the postseason schedule, Game 7 of the ALCS is on Sunday October 21st, the same day that the Raiders host the Jaguars. Again, I understand how many things have to happen to get to the point where there is actually a conflict, one being that it would mean that the A’s were the top seed in order to host game 7 of the ALCS, another being that the A’s actually make it to the postseason and then advance to to the ALCS, just to name a few…

                • dmoas Aug 17,2012 5:04 am || Up

                  The only thing I know in that case is that the A’s have priority. Not sure where the Raiders would wind up playing in that scenario though.

                • Englishmajor Englishmajor Aug 17,2012 5:24 am || Up

                  Candlestick?

                • Kay Temple Kirk SPWC Aug 17,2012 6:56 am || Up

                  Monday night?

                  \"Weren\'t you already aware the Kay is already writing everyone\'s story? We\'re all just characters who believe we are real. Things make more sense now, don\'t they. Be honest.\"- DMOAS
                • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 17,2012 7:42 am || Up

                  That would be my guess; the NFL has moved games to Mondays on late notice for various reasons over the years.

                  "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
                • Englishmajor Englishmajor Aug 17,2012 7:55 am || Up

                  Only problem with that is changing from baseball configuration at what would presumably be a 5 PM Sunday game in time for football configuration the next night. The change back wouldn’t have to be quite so fast, since the NL won the All-Star Game, the first game in Oakland wouldwill be Game 3 on Saturday.

          • Jennifer Jennifer Aug 16,2012 4:53 pm || Up

            Speaking of ridiculous, I looked into tickets at Kauffman to see the A’s this series. I used to sit in sections 125 or 126 for around $30-40. That will put you right behind the visitor’s dugout. Now section 125 is about $50-55 and 126 is $85-90! I was pissed.

            • Jennifer Jennifer Aug 16,2012 4:55 pm || Up

              Parking is another thing! Parking to see a Royals game is $8. To get in the EXACT same gate for a Chiefs game is $20.

              • James V. JamesV Aug 16,2012 5:10 pm || Up

                Well, 81 baseball games vs. 8 football games still breaks down as a hell of a lot cheaper in the end for football.

                • wacchampions Aug 17,2012 2:33 am || Up

                  Parking at an A’s game is $17 (non season ticket holder) and for the Raiders it is $35…

    • Kay Temple Kirk SPWC Aug 16,2012 4:44 pm || Up

      Third Option: Pagan/timestream magick/manipulation.

      or options 3-6, however you wanna slice it.

      \"Weren\'t you already aware the Kay is already writing everyone\'s story? We\'re all just characters who believe we are real. Things make more sense now, don\'t they. Be honest.\"- DMOAS
      • beebo beebo Aug 16,2012 7:00 pm || Up

        I would like to put in my bid for option 3.

        • Kay Temple Kirk SPWC Aug 19,2012 6:15 pm || Up

          Right on. I’ll forward your call to the appropriate department.

          \"Weren\'t you already aware the Kay is already writing everyone\'s story? We\'re all just characters who believe we are real. Things make more sense now, don\'t they. Be honest.\"- DMOAS
  18. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 16,2012 4:48 pm

    Fosse/Frenchy interview coming up on THE GAME. This should be fun.

  19. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 16,2012 5:13 pm

    Grant is one outrageous dude. He’s totally in my face! *guitar solo*

  20. Future Ed Future Ed Aug 16,2012 9:25 pm

    we need more of this.

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • AV AV Aug 16,2012 9:38 pm || Up

      i just discovered his blog today.

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  21. Jennifer Jennifer Aug 16,2012 9:44 pm

    Yuck. A fan in Toronto went into cardiac arrest at the game and later died at the hospital.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 16,2012 9:56 pm || Up

      Whoa, plate of creepy shrimp, dude, because I was just coming here to post a link to this. Which, if you can get past the deranged idea of building your death ritual around your favorite sports team, is kind of sweet.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • Jennifer Jennifer Aug 16,2012 10:09 pm || Up

        One day I hope I love something as much as the people in that video loved their teams.

      • Poppy Poppy Aug 16,2012 11:02 pm || Up

        Aw, I don’t think it’s all that deranged (okay, the Steelers guy… a little deranged). Not something I would do, but hey.

        Also… had no idea they don’t bury people with shoes on.

        There's a wild thing in the woolshed and it's keeping me awake at night.
        • AV AV Aug 16,2012 11:35 pm || Up

          you mean stillers?

          the aggie field one, with its spirit gate, gets my vote for creepy.

          *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
      • AV AV Aug 16,2012 11:30 pm || Up

        colombia, 16-yr-old kid gets gunned down during a confrontation between fans of opposing teams. next weekend, his fellow fans…

        *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 16,2012 11:42 pm || Up

          Man, I remember that story! Didn’t his fellow fans have to hijack the funeral and overrun police at the stadium to get him in?

          "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
          • AV AV Aug 16,2012 11:56 pm || Up

            OK, found a couple old articles to refresh the memory. he was 17 and he was playing a neighborhood soccer game in the park when he was gunned down by a couple of hit men. the friends went to the family’s home drunk and took the coffin with the family’s permission. they brought it into the stadium 15 minutes before the end of the game, and it wasn’t that they overran police, but that after it happened, the police launched an investigation to find out who their weak link was because it seemed someone had looked the other way. police said, “they scored two goals on us. one because they brought it in, but 2 because these fans were on the no-entry list in the first place.”

            *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  22. doctorK doctorK Aug 17,2012 9:24 am

    The story that won’t die at least has an amusing part:

    The commission’s chairman, Benedict Hur, was the sole dissenting vote.

    Ben Hur?

  23. andeux andeux Aug 17,2012 11:19 am

    At the intersection of sports and politics

    Apart from being twerpy, white and insufferable, Paul Ryan’s gutty momentum-seizing makes him the David Eckstein of this campaign. Paired with his running mate, Bloop Single, he is an ecstasy of sacrifice bunts for the elderly. He campaigns the right way. His tie flew off rounding first base.

    TINSTAAFK
  24. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 17,2012 2:30 pm

    If you only read one brutal evisceration of a sanctimonious sports writer today, make it this one.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  25. Future Ed Future Ed Aug 17,2012 3:15 pm
    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • dmoas Aug 17,2012 5:47 pm || Up

      Well, he’s calling Obama out for being divisive, never mind that it’s his own party that’s intentionally been anti-anything Obama proposes as a party policy and that he, himself, is an active member of it.

      • nevermoor nevermoor Aug 17,2012 6:05 pm || Up

        That’s “Big Lie” politics 101. Do something while, at the same time, accusing the other side of doing precisely that. Works OK if both sides are doing it. Works great if only you are.

        "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
        • dmoas Aug 17,2012 6:09 pm || Up

          I always find Yahoo comments to be an interesting gauge of things. Usually they’re full of raging lunacy so when that group turns against you, you know you’ve shoved your foot in your mouth. There’s very little positive Obama-ness going on (which I’m not surprised), but what’s interesting is the realization that both these people suck ass and the choice is about which will be less bad.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 17,2012 6:04 pm || Up

      The Emperor has no Clue.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 17,2012 7:40 pm || Up

        I mean, Skrewdriver plays really good Oi! SUre they are the alpha white pride band, but the music is cool.

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
        • AV AV Aug 18,2012 10:13 am || Up

          therefore jewdriver.

          *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  26. nevermoor nevermoor Aug 17,2012 7:58 pm

    “Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan” is an anagram for “My ultimate Ayn Rand Porn.”

    "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
    • ozzman99 Aug 19,2012 6:37 pm || Up

      We’re FKed.

    • Kay Temple Kirk SPWC Aug 20,2012 10:58 am || Up

      Holy motherloving shit!

      That’s a tagline too.

      \"Weren\'t you already aware the Kay is already writing everyone\'s story? We\'re all just characters who believe we are real. Things make more sense now, don\'t they. Be honest.\"- DMOAS

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